I originally approached Terry after suffering the personal loss of a beloved Arabian horse and, in wanting to preserve his memory by making a donation to a good, horse-related cause, I discovered the Arabian Rescue Mission (A.R.M.) A.R.M. is a wonderful organization that not only directly rescues horses, but helps horse lovers and communities become aware of the plight of these truly deserving animals, and offers solutions to this ever-growing issue with novel ideas and programs. Terry herself has dedicated her life to this goal; the amount of time she spends networking with individuals and other rescue organizations, fundraising, answering questions, coordinating shipments, arranging care for the rescued horses, manning the phone and social media, as well as the care of the rescued horses in her charge, is nothing short of extraordinary. I know of very few people who would be willing to sacrifice so much in the service of others for as long as Terry has done. Her unswerving commitment to making ethical and moral decisions for each horse, day in and day out, and with so much care/compassion, is truly inspiring. In this day and age of mistrust and misinformation, it's very comforting to know that organizations like ARM exist to provide support to those who cannot speak for themselves - wonderful Arabian horses that find themselves at risk of abuse, inhumane treatment and death in a slaughterhouse, through no fault of their own. Even though I'm a regular donor and occasional volunteer, I wish I had more time/money to dedicate to this exceptional cause.
I have got a real problem with charities that SEND money to get money. That said, I have asked to removed from their mailing list. How can non-profits afford to do this? How much money does ARM waste by sending out half dollars, hoping for a donation? Very irresponsible in my book. I'm a huge animal lover, and it could be they do great work, but I won't support a non-profit that does stuff like this.
I'm sorry you feel that way and that you won't support us. It is a difficult decision on which types of fundraising to allow, however since that particular letter generated new leads and quite a few new supporters it was certainly worth the effort. What you don't realize, and quite frankly neither did I, it doesn't cost us a penny to do these mailings nor very little time invested. The support the mailings generate are people who otherwise would not have even known about our work and were not already supporting us. So even if it were to supply us with one new supporter who donates, it has helped. Again, I apologize for any inconvenience and upset this may have caused you.
Arabian Rescue Mission is so much more than arabians, they go above and beyond to help herds of horses in danger of losing their homes, they work tirelessly to find just the perfect home for every animal that is in need. Open and easy to talk to, operated by passionate people that will go the extra mile and do what has to be done. I don't hesitate to donate and support Arabian Rescue Mission
Arabian Rescue Mission is about so much more than help one breed of horse, they help many breeds. This is one rescue that is never afraid to jump in and help whole herds of horses in trouble, but will also take the time to help make one single horse's life better. They also never ask for money for general expenses, unlike 99 percent of the other horse rescues. All money donated goes exactly where you ask it to go, so if they are fundraising to help a herd of 30 starving horses and you donate, you kow that the money you send is helping to fill bellies. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this rescue because this is one that actually deserves to be called a rescue.
I’ve been a supporter and contributor for over 5 years and have seen ARM constantly working to save horses in peril. This Rescue has drawn volunteers, sponsors, donors and adopters from all over the country because they know what they’re doing and remain true to their mission. They have successfully saved hundreds of horses from starvation, kill pens, abuse and neglect. They are compassionate and dauntless in their efforts!! I admire and hold dear, Terry Figueroa, founder and leader of ARM. She is selfless and resolute in her persistence to save all that cross her path. ARM is truly a “champion of the cause” and I am grateful to have the opportunity to join ARM in its quest to provide a safe and loving life for the horses that have fallen upon hard times. God bless them all!
Thank God for Terry and the hard work she puts in for horses in need. I do not for a minute doubt that my donations go directly to help rescue horses and make their lives better. I have followed ARM for a couple of years now and consistency of mission and dedication to rescue is amazing. Keep Up the good work!!!
This rescue steps up to the plate time and time again helping horse owners in need through qualified placement and consulting. They also help place many horses that are in need of rescue due to abuse.
Review from Guidestar
I have been donating money to horse rescues for several years now. There are some great ones out there that are really helping horses. But if I had to choose one that I really want to give my money to it would be ARM. For them it is all about saving horses, rehabbing horses, rehoming horses. What is best for the horse is always the top priority. And their rehoming contract protects the horses future safety. We all know that letting your horse go is very risky. When ARM is involved, that's about as safe as it gets. I will be continuing to donate to this rescue for a very long time.
I have been a donor to the Arabian Rescue Mission for several years. In that time I have come to know Terry (Founder), the volunteers and several of the Board of Directors quite well. Although it's primary goal is to save Arabians from neglect, abuse and slaughter, no breed is ever ignored or turned away when help is needed. Terry travels to many states to secure the safety and placement of not only individual horses in trouble but last year assisted in the relocation and safety of quite a few herds. In fact they adopted out or re-homed over 400 horses. Many times thee wonderful people, especially Terry, do without themselves to provide for the medical and emotional needs of these horses and ponys. Doing all this in a very tight economy and dependence on dwindling donations because of this.
I'd also like to add that a little over two years ago I also becme an adopter of an ARM horse. With Terry's guidance and complete honesty in evaluating my mare, it's been a match made in heaven. All clients of ARM receive this individual attention.
I am also a monthly donor to two of ARM's permanent senior residents.
Terry and the workers at ARM are relentless in their devotion to the abused, abandoned and needy horses of all breeds, both Arabians and all others. I've seen Terry (founder) do without herself to give the horses the care and medical attention they need. I support them on a monthly basis and have also adopted a senior Arabian mare who enriches my life every day.
I can attest to the kindness and caring given to horses that are rescued by ARM. Terry and all of her volunteers go beyond what most would do for these wonderful animals. I am the very proud owner of a mare that was hours from slaughter. Everyone associated with ARM is helpful and available to assist with owners that need help to save their horses. Thank you Terry, and all for the incredible work that you do. I'm proud to know you.
Very disappointed:( This nonprofit was investigated and found to be commingling donor funds with a for-profit business as well as their personal accounts (http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases12/pr20120321a.html). The investigation findings and details can be read at: http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases12/Arabian-Rescue-Mission.pdf. Although they are now registered in New Jersey as a nonprofit to solicit donations (as long as they provide accounting of funds properly), I cannot support a nonprofit again that was this irresponsible with donor funds, even if their intentions were good; no one will ever know where that money went. I will never know where my donation to them went...